On the 6th of February after sacking and burning the city, the British pulled out and marched back to the coast with their loot. Sir Archibald Alison, who was the field officer in command of the British troops, or one of his men, looted the royal stool of the 9th Asantehemaa from the palace and donated it as a war trophy to Kelvingrove Museum a month after the destruction of the palace. This was welcomed by the newly formed museum, which had started to collect material from Africa as soon as it was established in 1870.
Curator of World Cultures
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